And as the sun was setting – he danced the whole day – a great crowd silently watched this strange man. He had danced from morning till evening singing songs of praise, and as the sun was setting, suddenly the sword he was going to use fell from his hand. He fell unconscious for six days.
After six days he opened his eyes and he said, “I have not asked that you should come into my deep unconscious. I wanted to see you clearly, in consciousness. I wanted witnesses from the crowd. But you played a trick!” And tears were flowing from his eyes and he said, “But now the world looks very pale. Take me back to the same space where I had gone. You took away the sword and now you have created more trouble for me, because now I can compare the tremendous beauty of the inner world and the tremendous poverty of the outer world. Just take me in.”
He said to Keshav Chandra, “Have you ever done anything to go in?”
Keshav Chandra said, “I touch your feet. And please forgive me that I have come to argue with you. You are not a man to be argued with; you are the proof. If there can be a proof of God, you are the proof. You cannot be argued about.”
Keshav Chandra’s followers could not understand what was happening, because he was the founder of their religion, an atheistic religion. And he is touching the feet of a man he used to call an idiot.
Ramakrishna used to send messages to Keshav Chandra: “Sometimes, once in a while come back again just to finish me.”
Keshav Chandra said, “You have finished me!” He renounced being the head and founder of his religion. He said, “I could not argue with an uneducated man. He had some experience, and I could see that I was absolutely empty and he was so full, so full of joy. I had discussed with many scholars…but the way he received me, dancing, and hugged me. And whenever I argued something he would again stand up and say, ‘Good, very good!’ He never used a single word against me. On the contrary, he said, ‘If you say, I can join your religion, because to me you are also part of God.’”
Any consciousness is an argument that existence is conscious. That is the whole meaning of God. It is not that God is a person somewhere. God is spread all over the place, in the trees, in the mountains, in the rivers, in the birds, in men, in stones. Everywhere, there is a possibility of consciousness.
This whole consciousness in its totality you can call by any name. You can call it the truth, you can call it nirvana, you can call it God, it does not matter. One thing is certain, that existence is not unconscious; existence is not unintelligent.